Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I needed a birthday card, so I sat down with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch {MTSC48} last night and the new Life Stories 1 papers that showed up in my mailbox yesterday and happily stamped the night away.

I stamped the Wishing you phrase in Always Artichoke and the a very happy birthday phrase in Chocolate Chip and cut out with the Large & Small Labels. Both phrases are from the Wishing You stamp set. Everything else is paper from the Life Stories collection that has been sponged with Vintage Photo and Chocolate Chip ink. I added some piercing and chocolate pearls on the long strip, and some ribbonn instead of the flower in the corner. The main background is stitched on either end and adhered to a chocolate chip card base. Finished card size is 3.25" x 6.75"

What's In It:
Stamps: Wishing You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Life Stories 1 Collection (My Mind's Eye), Chocolate Chip, Choice Buttercream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Vintage Photo Ranger Distress
Accessories: may arts ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, Large & Small Labels (Nestabilities), paper piercer, sewing machine

25 comments

  1. Lovely! That sketch is a good one!

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  2. You're just crankin' out the gorgeousness, Julee! I think I must find this DP now....beautiful!

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  3. AWESOME card, Julee! Love the soft distressed look of it-and how awesome that you played along w/ us this week! So glad you did!

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  4. Terrific creation...grooving on the color palette! Your masculine card is publication worthy!

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  5. Great use of Mercy's sketch! Love the card and the colours you used.

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  6. sooo pretty,I love the colors and sponging!

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  7. Gorgeous. Just ordered this set!

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  8. WoW!! This is just gorgeous- the sponging just gives it the extra umph :) Love this!

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  9. Your card layouts are always great.

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  10. Beautiful and manly at the same time. Love the sponged and stitched edges. Love the paper...love everything! :)
    Hugs and smiles

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  11. Absolutely Stunning Julee!! The quote is perfection, as is the paper and just everything!! I LOVE your creation!!

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  12. Ahhh this is great! I love the DP and layout. The sponged moon is perfect and the flourishes look great! Fabulous bow!!

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  13. Awesome! Point 1 for the Volturi! Aro is my fave next to Jane!

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  14. This is gorgeous! What a fantastic use of embossing! Awesome card! Thanks so much for playing!

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  15. This card is fantastic. Totally. It's just so luxe! And what a fabulous quote you used! I love that you used the harlequin texture on that patterned paper. What a great effect!

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  16. julee....SHUT UP! this is amazing, lady! love the masculine-yet-elegant feel of this! great sponging and stitching, and i love the ribbon and pearl accents!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, you did an amazing job!

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

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  17. I love it! Love how you've sponged the paper ... the DP paper is terrific and the card is absolute perfection!

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  18. I echo everything that's been said! I love the DP and the sponging is lovely. So dramatic!
    Viv xx

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  19. I echo everything that's been said. I love the DP and the sponging. So dramatic!
    Viv xx

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